Friday, October 24, 2014

5 worst governors who put rich corporations and CEOs before students and schools

June 9, 2014 by clong  
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What do the governors of Florida, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Wisconsin and Michigan have in common? Yes, they were all elected in 2010. And since taking office, all have shown time and again that they are willing to put the wants of rich corporations and CEOs before the very real needs of the students who attend their [...]

Standing Up For Pensions

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By Mary Ellen Flannery It’s certainly not the fault of union employees that state legislators have broken their promises to fund their pension systems or that Wall Street crashed the economy, costing over 8 million jobs and devastating state budgets. And yet, all over the country, lawmakers are unfairly demonizing teachers and other public employees, [...]

Education Jobs Fund Passes Key Hurdle in House

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By  Cynthia McCabe From Wisconsin to Washington, political leaders this week called on the U.S. House and Senate to act now and authorize funding that will save hundreds of thousands of educators jobs. Failure to do so, President Obama and governors from across the country said, would be to risk the fragile economic recovery they’re [...]

A Taxing Story of Big Business Robbing Public Schools

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By Cynthia McCabe It’s tax day. Time to pay up. But not for everyone. Every day in this country, big businesses are getting a sweetheart deal paid for by our public school children. And no, we’re not talking high-interest lunch money loans. It’s common practice in most states and municipalities to let businesses off the [...]

Kansas Students and Staff Open (and Sell) Hearts for Haiti

March 1, 2010 by cmccabe  
Filed under Article by Topic, State News

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By John Rosales When the earth shook and Haiti collapsed on January 12, students, teachers, education support professionals (ESPs) and administrators at Mead Middle School in Wichita, Kansas, took notice. “After the earthquake, I heard students talking casually about what had happened in Haiti,” says Brian Horn, a language arts teacher at Mead. “We made [...]